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The course-based MA program is ideal for students seeking a broad background in philosophy, and is especially suited for those without an undergraduate degree in philosophy, or those who seek part-time study.
Students will become part of a vibrant intellectual community in one of Canada's preeminent philosophy programs. Activities coordinated by the philosophy department include graduate seminars, regular research group meetings and an active series of visiting speakers. All full-time students get office space in the department with access to computer facilities. The department's open layout, with offices around a central lounge area, invites the social and intellectual exchange that is fundamental to an education in philosophy.
Core Courses: Two courses in the history of philosophy, two courses in 20th century/contemporary philosophy and the Graduate Proseminar.
Remedial Courses: If required, students will remedy background deficiencies taking senior undergraduate course work.
Final Master's Examination Thesis: Students will complete both oral and written final exams.
Additional Courses: Topics may include philosophy of science, history of philosophy, metaphysics, ethics, philosophy of language, epistemology, logic and more.
Course Load: Students must complete at least one course in each annual registration period.
Academia, law, public policy, research analysis, consulting, publishing.
A course-based master’s degree in philosophy is usually considered a final degree.
A minimum of 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
A four-year undergraduate degree with honours or a major in philosophy. Applicants with a degree in a related academic field will be considered.
A sample of written work, such as a recent essay, written in English.
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
For admission on September 1:
Canadians and permanent residents: Jan. 15 application deadline
International students: Jan. 15 application deadline
If you're interested in this program, you might want to explore other UCalgary programs.